Case Note: Difficulty in proving causation

Case Note: Clayton v Jetcrete Oz Pty Ltd [2017] QDC3

Quantum of Damages: Lessons from the Talty case

Psychological Workplace Injury from failure to provide a safe work environment

Case Note: Workplace Injury Compensation

Downes v Affinity Health Pty Ltd [2016] QCA 129 is a recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision relating to compensation following a workplace injury. The applicant in this case failed to prove that it was her employer’s negligence that caused her injuries. The decision highlights that proving a connection between an employer’s negligence and an applicant’s sustained […]

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Case Note: Preventing Psychological Harm

The recent District Court of Queensland decision of Greenway v The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane [2016] QDC 195 demonstrates the need for employers to provide adequate support to employees who have been exposed to traumatic incidents. This includes, where necessary, updating policies and procedures to prevent psychological harm. Ms Greenway (“the plaintiff”) was […]

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Brisbane Motor Vehicle Injury Lawyers – Lacking Medical Evidence – When to bring a claim

George v Morgan & Anor [2016] QDC 52 is a recent District Court of Queensland case that highlights the precarious nature of personal injury claims in slow moving vehicle accidents, particularly where medical evidence is lacking.  The plaintiff was wholly unsuccessful in her claim. The case illustrates the need for potential plaintiffs to seek sound legal advice […]

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Brisbane Lawyers No Win No Fee – Compensation for Sexual Assault at Work

Brisbane Lawyers No Win No Fee – Compensation for Sexual Assault at Work Polichronis v Teys Australia Food Solutions Pty Ltd [2016] QDC 225 is a recent decision of the District Court of Queensland that illustrates that without knowledge, an employer will not be liable for sexual assault between co-workers within the workplace. The case further highlights […]

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A child witness to fatal car crash receives compensation for psychiatric injury

Miss Al Ali was 12 when, walking on a footpath with her cousin, a vehicle suddenly mounted onto the footpath and struck her cousin causing fatal injuries.  Miss Al Ali later developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”), a psychiatric injury, with dissociative symptoms, from bearing witness to the horrific incident. She was awarded compensation for psychiatric […]

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